Waimea High School

9707 Tsuchiya Rd
Waimea, HI 96796
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Waimea High School serves 758 students in grades 9-12.
Waimea High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Hawaii for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the Hawaii state average of 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Hawaii state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 89% (majority Asian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 758 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Top 50% in HI)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), HI Dept. of Education

School Overview

Waimea High School's student population of 758 students has grown by 22% over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
758 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
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School Rankings

Waimea High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 292 schools in Hawaii (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Waimea High School is 0.74, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.80. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (HI)
Overall Testing Rank
#175 out of 292 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
28%
26%
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Hispanic
13%
18%
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Black
1%
1%
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White
9%
11%
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Hawaiian
39%
26%
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Two or more races
10%
18%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.74
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
86%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
8%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), HI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Waimea High School's ranking?
Waimea High School is ranked #175 out of 292 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Hawaii.
What schools are Waimea High School often compared to?
Waimea High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Kauai High School, Kapaa High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% HI state average), while 50-54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% HI state average).
What is the graduation rate of Waimea High School?
The graduation rate of Waimea High School is 85-89%, which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 86%.
How many students attend Waimea High School?
758 students attend Waimea High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
39% of Waimea High School students are Hawaiian, 28% of students are Asian, 13% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Two or more races, 9% of students are White, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Waimea High School?
Waimea High School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 14:1.
What grades does Waimea High School offer ?
Waimea High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Waimea High School part of?
Waimea High School is part of Hawaii Department Of Education School District.

School Reviews

5   2/4/2021
Awesome!! Go Big Blue 2021 graduates!! No matter what's going on in our world... We are fearless and go for the stars and keep rising to each occasion unstoppable! The future is YOURS with PRIDE!! WAIMEA!! WAIMEA!!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 758 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), HI Dept. of Education

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